With roles in Oscar-nominated films such as Silver Linings Playbook, The Thin Red Line, The Perfect Storm, and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Dash Mihok has plenty of experience under his belt. You might also recognize him from Felicity, but his latest television project makes that sappy one-time The WB staple look like Disney fluff.
Mihok co-stars on Showtime’s Sunday night drama Ray Donovan (currently in its second season), which centers on the titular character (played by Liev Schreiber) and his back-and-forths in Los Angeles between being a family man, a Boston-bred gangster, and a professional “fixer” righting all of Hollywood’s wrongs. Mihok plays the troubled Bunchy, a sexual assault survivor and addict whose questionable behavior leaves older brother Ray to constantly worry about him and their ex-convict father’s (Jon Voight) bad influence. When the dysfunctional South Boston-bred Donovan clan isn’t stirring up trouble with the FBI, they’re hanging out at the boxing ring owned by their brother Terry (Eddie Marsan), coming to terms with some family secrets of the past.
Mihok talked with Complex about his role as Bunchy, that time he got to burn Red Sox paraphernalia for work, and what really goes down at some of those seedy Los Angeles parties.